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lead

verb /liːd/ ( past tense, past participle led /led/)
to guide or direct or cause to go in a certain direction
conduire, mener
Follow my car and I’ll lead you to the motorway She took the child by the hand and led him across the road He was leading the horse into the stable The sound of hammering led us to the garage You led us to believe that we would be paid!
to go or carry to a particular place or along a particular course
mener
A small path leads through the woods.
(with to) to cause or bring about a certain situation or state of affairs
entraîner
The heavy rain led to serious floods.
to be first (in)
mener
An official car led the procession He is still leading in the competition.
to live (a certain kind of life)
mener
She leads a pleasant existence on a Greek island.
leader noun a person who is in front or goes first
meneur/-euse
The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.
a person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something) The leader of the expedition is a scientist. an article in a newspaper etc written to express the opinions of the editor.
éditorial
He used the leader to criticize the government’s immigration policy.
leadership noun the state of being a leader He took over the leadership of the Labour party two years later. the quality of being able to lead others; leadership ability
qualités de chef
The post requires a person who combines leadership and energy She’s got leadership potential Does he have any leadership qualities?
lead on to deceive with false expectations.
faire marcher qqn
He accused her of leadning him on.
to go first; to show the way
ouvrir la marche
Lead on!
lead up the garden path to deceive
mener en bateau
He led them up the garden path by persuading them to invest in a bogus company.
lead up to to progress towards; to contribute to
conduire à
to lead up to a climax the events leading up to the First World War.
lead the way to go first (especially to show the way)
passer devant
She led the way upstairs.
(Definition of lead from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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